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Alain Guillot Show

Jul 16, 2019

Terry Cutler is a professional Certified Ethical Hacker. He has been voted #1 Top Influencer in CyberSecurity by IFSEC Global 2018 and has won multiple Awards as a hacker and as a trainer.

Terry's job is to break in computer systems, private, corporations, or even governments and show security weaknesses to his clients. 

Terry started his hacking journey in 2005, inspired by TV shows such as CSI. He found a course called "Certified Ethical Hacking." he decided to take the course, flew to Washinton DC. and took a course alongside the FBI, the CIA, and the Navy Seals.

Computer cybercrime is a one trillion dollar industry, especially with Ransomware. Ransomware is a type of malicious software, or malware, designed to deny access to a computer system or data until a ransom is paid. A typical random is anywhere from $300,00 to $600,000.

The top 3 ways that hackers use to get into your computer are:

  1. Discovering weak passwords
  2. Social engineering:  the act of tricking someone into divulging information or taking action, usually through technology. The idea behind social engineering is to take advantage of a potential victim's natural tendencies and emotional reactions.
  3. Phishing: the fraudulent attempt to obtain sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and credit card details by disguising oneself as a trustworthy entity in an electronic communication.